The OFI-FTTx is a rugged, handheld optical fibre identifier designed to identify the presence or absence of an active Optical Network Terminal (ONT) on FTTx F2 fibres at the Fibre Distribution Hub (FDH). During a test the F2 fibre does not have to be removed from service. Thus the OFI-FTTx can verify whether a splitter pigtail at the FDH is connected to an active circuit before it is disconnected for fault location or re-use. The OFI-FTTx can help verify FTTx network records and recover splitter pigtails and F2 fibres that are connected at the FDH but, in fact, are available for new customers.
When applied to a splitter pigtail at the FDH, the OFI FTTx will report either that the ONT is ‘Active’ or ‘Not Detected’. Time to complete each test is typically one second. The OFI-FTTx is compatible with 2mm jumper cable containing standard single-mode fibre, such as SMF-28e®, or bend insensitive fibre (BIF) with a 15mm bend radius specification, such as AFL Bend Insensitive.
The OFI-FTTx is powered by two standard AA alkaline batteries, provides a low battery indication, and can typically be operated 800 times before battery replacement is necessary.
- FACILITY RECOVERY: Harvest unparked splitter legs and F2 fibres not connected to subscribers.
- TROUBLE-SHOOTING: Real-time confirmation of OLT to ONT connectivity at the FDH.
- Rugged, handheld, lightweight
- In-service detection of upstream (1310 nm) activity on FTTx networks
- Determines which unparked splitter pigtails are connected to ONTs
- Does not require travel to customer (ONT) site
- Does not require disconnect of splitter pigtails
- Visual and audible indicators
- Battery operated
- Low battery indication